Job Description

Payroll Title:
PHYSCN AST SR
Department:
SURGERY
Hiring Pay Scale
$71.26 - $93.87 / Hour
Worksite:
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
4
Work Schedule:
Days, 10 Hour Shifts, Sunday-Saturday

#123639 (PA) Cardiothoracic Physician Assistant

Extended Review Date: Mon 2/5/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

This posting will remain open until all vacancies have been filled.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 06/20/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 06/28/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

DESCRIPTION

Under general supervision of the Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, incumbent functions as a provider of patient care in the fields of Cardiothoracic Surgery/Intensive Care Units. Provides full clinical support in the management of inpatient and outpatient procedures. Plans, implements and evaluates healthcare treatments for cardiac and thoracic surgery patients. Provides patient care on specific surgical in- and out-patient services. Functions as surgical assistant in the operating room, in the clinics, and on the wards, all in coordination with established surgical services. Direct supervision will occur by assigned attending surgeons or chief residents. The position requires a strong emphasis on the complete care of the cardiothoracic surgical patient, from pre- to peri- to post-op settings. Participates in ongoing research and/or quality assurance studies. Functions as liaison to counselors, social workers, research nurses.

While not required, a cover letter is highly recommended when applying to this position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be a graduate from a physician assistant program approved by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

  • California Physician Assistant (PA) license.

  • Current PA Certification from NCCPA.

  • BLS and ACLS certifications at time of hire with commitment to get ART within six months of hire date.

  • Minimum one (1) year of recent related experience as a Physician Assistant.

  • Special knowledge, skills and abilities in the fields of cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery and wound care.

  • Skills necessary to function as first assistant in operative procedures, and knowledge of operating room standards and techniques.

  • Theoretical background in anatomy, physiology, general medicine, pulmonary, emergency and critical care medicine, management of common diseases, concepts of medicine and surgery, therapeutics, including pharmacology, counseling techniques and interpersonal dynamics.

  • Knowledge of all types of treatment and modalities necessary for patients care and well-being, and ability to write orders regarding execution of inpatient, outpatient plans of treatment.

  • Demonstrated experience in performing initial history, and physical examination, identify major medical problems, and formulate appropriate plans of action.

  • Ability to assess the daily status and progress of patients and report this effectively to the physician in-charge and other medical care personnel associated with the patient.

  • Ability to maintain good working relationships and communications with physicians in-charge, laboratory personnel, and members of the health care team.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients and other health care personnel, and skill at providing clear written, verbal and telephone communication with a wide variety of people.

  • Knowledge of medical ethics and law practices, pertaining to medical and medical socioeconomics.

  • Writing skills to prepare clear medical reports, laboratory data and progress notes, as well as policies, procedures and protocols for patient care management.

  • Ability to analyze and interpret data in a meaningful manner.

  • Ability to be trained in the use of specialized medical equipment.

  • Ability to maintain detailed medical information in an organized and easily retrievable manner.

  • Working knowledge of medical terminology.

  • Ability to perform various medical procedures, for diagnostic studies and therapeutic modalities.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two (2+) or more years of Cardiothoracic Surgery experience as a licensed Physician Assistant.
  • Knowledge necessary for instructing housestaff, medical students, physicians, nurses and other medical personnel in all aspects of acute and chronic care.
  • Skill to operate appropriate medical equipment, i.e., Swan-Ganz catheters, central venous pressure monitors, electrocardiography machines, cardiac defibrillator, transducer systems, digital read-out equipment, and medical computer systems.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Must be willing to work flexible, variable hours with the ability to change schedule on short notice.
  • Some weekend work may be required. Overtime required as needed.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must be able to obtain UCSD Medical Staff privileges and maintain during employment.
  • Due to advanced practice credentialing eligibility, clinical advanced practice experience must be within the last two years.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $148,791 - $196,001 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $71.26 - $93.87

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).


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If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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